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And he said I was an old geezer when it came to video games. - GROWL — LiveJournal
And he said I was an old geezer when it came to video games.
Awhile back, I got into an argument with coldfury as we headed to the gym. In fact, part of this argument occurred in the gym, where we promptly ignored everyone who raised their eyebrows at us. But the two of us arguing over things is nothing new to you, gentle readers. (I mean, seriously, he likes Marvel Zombies. The man needs to have a stern talking to about things here and there.)

But anyway, the conversation basically went like this:

Him: You should play [Enter video game here, for I forgot what he suggested... it was probably that crappy Kingdom Hearts game.]
Me: Ugh, no thank you.
Him: You never try anything new anymore.
Me: Well, that's because most things recently out are crap.
Him: *Raises his eyebrow*
Me: That's right. I remember back in the day when graphics were two-dimensional, cared more about plot and game time than graphics, and more importantly, I was able to talk for characters without bastard voice actors coming in to ruin my fun. (You haven't heard anything until you've listened to me talk for the characters in Parasite Eve. *Puffs out chest* I should've been a voice actress for anime, I tell you.)
Him: ... You realize that you just stated you were an old lady, right?
Me: Excuse me?
Him: You just said the words 'in my day'. Put that with walking up five hills barefoot and you're my grandparents.
Me: *Incredulous look* Hey! I am not old!
Him: You so are. You're an old-timer gamer. Don't want to accept the new-wave of gaming excellence.
Me: Okay, look. Just because most of it sucks does not mean I can't appreciate some of it. Hell, I like World of Warcraft, don't I?
Him: Uh-huh. What else? *Eyes me* That's been done recently.
Me: I like Soul Calibur III!
Him: Okay, fighting games. Anything else?
Me: ... ... ... I am not old, damnit!

Well, it went on from there, but that's the crux of it.

Anyway, I have a point for all this rambling! Really!

I played X-Men Legends II: Age of Apocalypse with coldfury a couple times now (almost through Act I) and am loving it! Yup, current graphics, voice acting, and all. (Though, dear GODS, Rogue's voice actress needs to be shot.)

coldfury and I couldn't help not checking out what all the possible combination bonuses are for the four-some team-up (you get a special bonus if you put certain people together in your team). After realizing that none of those combos worked for us, we found something even better - cheat codes for Iron Man and Deadpool! (Pfft, who wants to actually go through the effort of unlocking them when you can do it yourself right at the beginning of your first play-through?)

Anyway, for those that are curious, Chris and I each get two of the four team members to play around with. I've chosen Storm and Deadpool, he went with Iron Man and Cyclops (no, I'm not sure why he likes Cyclops... I really really don't). So, basically, when I'm done using up all of Deadpools energy from blasting his guns at everything, I switch over to Storm and start lightening bolting the guys he missed! (Plus, I get to not only fly, but also teleport! I win!)

Summer is pleased. Summer keep.

*Licks Deadpool*
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damienroc From: damienroc Date: April 4th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Marvel Zombies is written by Kirkman. I will have to check it out at some point.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 4th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Shudders* Don't even get me started!
delfina From: delfina Date: April 4th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't bother with KH2 unless you want to play a movie. It's got some neat elements, the storyline is kind of interesting, and I love the Final Fantasy cameos and the Disney chars... but I'd kind of like to actually play sometime soon. I'll probably finish it regardless, I'm thinking it won't take me that long, but... it doesn't seem as good as the first one, although it fixed some of the annoying things that were wrong with it.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 4th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you don't have to convince me.

coldfury loves them both though, so I've been able to see the best parts of the games. (Namely, the FF parts... particularly the Aerith/Cloud scenes.) If something he knew I'd care about came on, he'd call me into the living room.

So, really, why bother when the best parts have already been enjoyed?
nekoneko From: nekoneko Date: April 4th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wanna live with you all. You have way more fun than I do! *pout*
ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 4th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, we're a rather odd trio. (Though my man only comes out of hiding to play WoW with us... or Phantasy Star Online with coldfury.)

We had a DDR Sunday a couple days back where I was revered as a goddess that was infallable... it was strange to be thought of as good when I can't get past 'light mode' without falling off the mat! (Of course, I 'killed gailadora's puppy' when I attempted to go to this next level... and died quite horribly.)

But hey, if you're ever in the Boise area, feel free to drop by and play DDR, X-Men, go to the arcade with us... or any of the other crazy stuff we wind up doing! ^_~
gailadora From: gailadora Date: April 4th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. I don't remember my DDR goddess missing a beat. No sirebob... She was plain old awesome.

Mental blockage is a wonderful thing.

ifritah From: ifritah Date: April 4th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my. I'd better get my butt in gear and start improving so I can do 'standard' without looking like an ass the next time you're over!
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